American Airlines worker dies after being ‘sucked’ into plane engine

UNITED STATES.- A baggage handler at the Montgomery, Alabama Regional Airport died after being sucked into the engine of an American Airlines regional plane.

The airport closed for several hours after the crash while the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation.

Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) confirms that a Piedmont Airlines (a subsidiary of American Airlines) ground crew employee died after the ‘industrial accident.’

The tragic accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, when flight AA3408 from Montgomery to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was waiting at the gate.

The plane, an Embraer ERJ-175LR operated by AA subsidiary Envoy Air, was scheduled to leave MGM at 15:46; The flight was canceled.

In a statement, American Airlines said it is “devastated by the accident involving a member of the

(With information from Leader News)

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